Reconaissance Survey of the lower Columbia River

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Originator: Steve Ellis, Tetra Tech., Inc
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: Reconaissance Survey of the lower Columbia River
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Publication_Place: Seattle, Washington
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10
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Online_Linkage: http://www.epa.gov/r10earth/data/crbdata.html?dioxin+#first_hit
Description:
Abstract:
Tetra Tech, Inc., was contracted by the Lower Columbia River Bi-State Program to conduct a reconnaissance level survey of water, sediment, and biota (fish and crayfish) contaminant levels in these media of the lower Columbia River below Bonneville Dam (Tetra Tech 1993). Sediment and fish tissue sampling (including crayfish) focused on locations in the mainstem and backwater areas of the lower river. Sediment sampling was conducted using a stainless steel 0.1 m2 van Veen grab deployed by winch from a vessel. Station latitude and longitude were recorded from geographic coordinates provided by a Magnavox MX 2000 Global Positioning System (GPS) Navigator System receiver onboard the vessel. The GPS locational information was not corrected for the U.S. Department of Defense's Selective Availability, and therefore the GPS latitudes and longitudes provided are accurate to approximately 100 m. The area of study was the Lower Columbia River - Bonneville Dam to river mouth Sediment samples consisted of a homogenized composite of at least 3 grab samples. Samples were shipped on ice to laboratory. Sample chain-of-custody procedures were followed. Target analytes were seventeen dioxin and furan congeners, 7 PCB Aroclors, 16 metals and trace elements (Al, Sb, As, Ba, Be, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb, Hg, Ni, Se, Ag, Tl, Zn), cyanide, 52 semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) including 11 phenolic compounds and 15 polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, 28 pesticides, 7 PCB Aroclors, 3 butyltin compounds including tributyltin, and 7 long-lived radionuclides. Conventional analyses included sediment grain size and total organic carbon content. All data are reported on a dry weight basis. Analytical techniques included Dioxins and furans (EPA Method 1613 with modifications); PCB Aroclors (EPA Method 8080); metals and trace elements [Ag, Al, Ba, Cu, Cr, Fe, Ni, Sb, Tl, and Zn by ICP (EPA Method 200.7); As (EPA 7060), Be (EPA 7091), Cd (EPA 7131), Pb (EPA 7421), and Se (EPA 7740) by GFAA; Hg (EPA 7471) by CVAA)]; cyanide [colorimetry (EPA 9010)]; SVOCs (EPA 8270); pesticides and PCBs (EPA 8080), Butyltins (GC/MS with SIM); radionuclides by alpha spectroscopy and gamma counting. The information for this metadata was taken from the Columbia River Basin: Sediment Database Abstracts.
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REFERENCE: Tetra Tech. 1993. Reconnaissance Survey of the lower Columbia River. Task 6: Reconnaissance report. Volumes 1, 2, and 3. Prepared for Columbia River Bi-State Program. Tetra Tech, Inc., Redmond, WA.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 1988a. Laboratory data validation functional guidelines for evaluating inorganics analyses. U.S. EPA/Hazardous Site Evaluation Division, Washington, D.C.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 1988b. Laboratory data validation functional guidelines for evaluating organics analyses. U.S. EPA/Hazardous Site Evaluation Division, Washington, D.C.
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Beginning_Date: 19910901
Ending_Date: 19911031
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.8
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.75
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.5
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS > PESTICIDES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > RIVERS/STREAM HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOTOXICOLOGY > SPECIES BIOACCUMULATION
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Bdp
Theme_Keyword: Biological Data Profile
Theme_Keyword: Bonneville Dam
Theme_Keyword: Butyltin Compounds
Theme_Keyword: Crayfish
Theme_Keyword: Cyanide
Theme_Keyword: Dioxins
Theme_Keyword: Fish
Theme_Keyword: Furans
Theme_Keyword: Lower Columbia River
Theme_Keyword: Metals
Theme_Keyword: Mouth Of Columbia River
Theme_Keyword: Organochlorine Pesticides
Theme_Keyword: Pcb Aroclors
Theme_Keyword: Pcbs
Theme_Keyword: Pesticides
Theme_Keyword: Phenol
Theme_Keyword: Polynuclear Aromatic Compounds
Theme_Keyword: Radionuclides
Theme_Keyword: Sediment Grain Size
Theme_Keyword: Semi-volatile Organic Compounds
Theme_Keyword: Semivolatile Compounds
Theme_Keyword: Svocs
Theme_Keyword: Toc
Theme_Keyword: Total Organic Carbon
Theme_Keyword: Trace Elements
Theme_Keyword: Trace Metals
Theme_Keyword: Tributyltin
Theme_Keyword: Volatile Compounds
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WASHINGTON > COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN > LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER - BONNEVILLE DAM TO RIVER MOUTH
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: STEVE ELLIS
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Pentec Environmental, A Division of Hart Crowser Inc.
Address: 120 Third Avenue South, Suite 110
City: Edmonds
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98020
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (425) 775-4682
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (425) 778-9417
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: steve.ellis@pentecenv.com
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The sediment data submitted by the laboratories were reviewed and validated by Tetra Tech using guidance provided in the Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Plan developed for this project and guidance provided by U.S. EPA (1988a,b). A data validation report was prepared as part of the final report and is bound separately as Volume 2: Appendix A, Data Validation Reports. The QA/QC procedures included sampling and analysis of field and laboratory replicates and matrix spike/matrix spike duplicate (MS/MSD) analyses on a minimum of 5 percent of the samples that were collected. Some data were qualified based on review of laboratory replicate and MS/MSD results, and additional instrument calibration and performance data provided by the laboratories. The laboratory data were reviewed and data qualifiers were added as appropriate. The data qualifiers used were defined as follows: * For dioxin and furan results "*" indicates the analyte was quantified using a DB-225 column. For pesticide/PCB results "*" indicates that reporting limits were adjusted due to coeluting peaks. For semivolatile compounds "*" indicates that the results presented are from re-extraction and re-analysis of the sample; E-Estimated value; J-Estimated value is less than the specified detection limit;E/J-For butyltin data the estimated value is less than the specified detection limit; E/M-For butyltin data low spectral match pairs may affect the estimated value; M-Estimated maximum possible concentration;R-Data unusable;U-Not detected. Value is the detection limit. Although comparison between sediment and fish tissue contaminant data collected in this program is possible, the sampling area for fish at a particular station was generally greater than the area designated as the sediment sampling station. Furthermore, with the exception of crayfish, it is not known to what extent the fish species collected reside in the vicinity of the sampling station. The original data may be found in Volume 3: Data Tables. Appendices B, C, D, &E. of Tetra Tech (1993). All data entered in the database were reviewed for data entry errors. All detected errors were corrected.
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: EPA/PNW > Pacific Northwest, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Contact_Person: DANA DAVOLI
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10
Address: 0ea095, 1200 6th Avenue
City: Seattle
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98101
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (206) 553-2135
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (206) 553-0119
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: davoli.dana@epa.gov
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20010527
Metadata_Review_Date: 20121212
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20020527
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
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Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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